Complete reprint of this classic, hard to find 630 page book. this handbook was developed by the Department of Defense with the assistance of a leading optical manufacturer. It provides engineering personnel with an introduction to optical theory, and treats to an advanced level the fundamentals and principles of optical design. There are 26 sections, an appendix and a comprehensive index. There are 20 pages on eyepieces, 25 pages on mirror and prism systems, 25 pages on telescope objectives. Sections on microscope optics, infrared optical design, optical material, optical tests, coating, etc., etc. Military Standardization Handbook #MIL-HDBK-141, 5 October 1962. Lots of the optics referenced are available surplus.